FOOTWEAR

Shoe Technician preparing Artificial Limb Insensitive feet pose one of the biggest threats in patients affected by Leprosy. It is necessary to provide the patient with appropriate footwear and also educate them on the need for this footwear both in order to prevent ulcer formation and its recurrence. The footwear department in Naini has two shoe technicians who are dedicated to making footwear ranging from MCR sandals to artificial limbs. MCR sandals are prescribed for insensitive feet which look normal or with little misalignment.

In case the foot is disintegrated, Molded Shoe/Sandal which has a soft insole that is molded to the contours of the patient’s foot is given. A thermoplastic AFO (ANKLE FOOT ORTHOSIS) is preferred for those with an unstable ankle joint. When the foot is absorbed and shortened PTB, which helps the knee muscle muscles take up some of the body weight is used. In extreme cases when the foot/leg is amputated artificial limbs are made to get the patient back to his feet again.

Contact Information

The Leprosy Mission Hospital
PO - Naini, Allahabad - 211 008
Uttar Pradesh, INDIA
Phone: +91 532 2697267
Fax: +91 532 2697494
E-mail: naini@leprosymission.in
Donations given at The Leprosy Mission Trust India are exempted u/s 80G of IT Act 1961
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